The Cincinnati Bengals have confirmed fourth-round rookie Cordell Volson has pulled off the minor upset and received the beginning job at left guard.
A fan favourite from the second the crew drafted him, Volson’s consistency and upward trajectory pushed him forward of 2021 second-rounder Jackson Carman within the minds of coaches.
“He ascended the entire coaching camp interval. He performed properly, practiced properly,” offensive coordinator Brian Callahan stated, in line with Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. “He regularly acquired higher. He confirmed the issues we need to see from a beginning guard for us. He’s robust, he’s bodily, he’s reliable … He’s earned that job.”
Volson was regular within the preseason and didn’t play within the finale whereas Carman soaked up a lot of the snaps. However that was initially simple to put in writing off because the coaches giving Carman a full shot after lacking vital snaps in earlier video games.
Seems the coaches simply weren’t exaggerating after they confused the worth of consistency. It’s a significant setback for Carman after lacking out on the job final yr, however a giant probability for the rookie.
Volson joins the three free brokers — La’el Collins, Alex Cappa and Ted Karras — as new starters on the road in entrance of Joe Burrow.